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National Assessments 2022/23

Reception Baseline Assessment

Schools must complete the reception baseline assessment for each child in the first six weeks after they enter reception.

Key Stage 1


The key stage 1 tests should be administered during May 2023.

Date Activity
May 2023 Key stage 1 test period
Week commencing Monday 12 June 2023 Phonics screening check week

Key Stage 2

The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Tuesday 9th May to Friday 12th May 2023.

Date Activity
Tuesday 9 May 2023 English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Wednesday 10 May 2023 English reading
Thursday 11 May 2023 Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Friday 12 May 2023 Mathematics paper 3

Multiplication tables check

Schools must administer the multiplication tables check within the 2-week period from Monday 5th June 2023.